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Raymond BARNES

Regimental number1321
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationContractor
Address44 Ivy Street, Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinFather, Frederick Barnes, 44 Ivy Street, Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date30 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll30 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 9 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 2 March 1919
Discharge date17 June 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 603 Pte Walter Stanley BARNES, 30th Bn, returned to Australia, 23 June 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked From Sydney, 9 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 11 December 1915.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 23 June 1916.

Admitted to 14th Australian Field Ambulance (appendicitis), 7 August 1916. Transferred to England and admitted to 5th Northern General Hospital (Leicester), 13 August 1916. Proceeded overseas to France, 12 December 1917; rejoined unit, 19 December 1917.

Wounded in action, 29 September 1918 (gun shot wound, left arm). Transferred to England, 1 October 1918, and admitted to Queen Mary's Military Hospital, Whalley, Lancashire, 2 October 1918; to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 21 October 1918. Granted furlough, 24 January 1919, to report to No. 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 11 February 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Derbyshire, 2 March 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 17 April 1919; discharged, 17 June 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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